Minor/Repaint: Classics Screamer Repaint - Thundercracker

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  1. rodimuspwnzor

    rodimuspwnzor Nerd-O-tron

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    I know - this is probably the 100th repaint posted on here, but I wanted to get a few pics of my paint scheme up before I gave the poor figure an alchohol / hot water bath (paint keeps chipping, and future didn't work on some of the joints)

    Anyway, This is a Classics Screamer repainted into MY vision of Thundercracker.... Enjoy!
     

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  2. D-Unit

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    He looks good, but these pics are very dark. You should re-do them with a flash
     
  3. rodimuspwnzor

    rodimuspwnzor Nerd-O-tron

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    Yeah; I'll try to re do em when I get back from work tonite, but the paint will proly be chipped - I'll see what I can do.
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I'm guessing you didn't sand the joints down before you painted it, did you? I try to dye joints whenever I am able to, to avoid having wear. It looks nice though, I'd rather see you repair it than give it up.
     
  5. rodimuspwnzor

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    Yeah; I'm certainly not going to re do the whole thing now that I've put some thought behind it. I am definitely gonna dye the upper legs, and proly sand the tail fins a bit to reduce some friction. I wil say that the upper arm joints actually held up really well with future; they haven't chipped at all; it's just mainly the upper legs losing paint from the slide joints in the legs, and the wing joints. Also, I'm open to suggestions...
     
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    LOL - I just thought; if get more light in there, he might lose his sexiness!
     
  7. REDLINE

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    sand inside the shins, that'll fix your thigh problem. :) 
     
  8. rodimuspwnzor

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    it won't loosen the joints up too much?
     
  9. Methos

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    I think he means right there at the knee can top area,were the base for the knee joint locks.

    Slide the leg back and forth and you'll notice that it's in the front and outer side of the lef that rubs.
     
  10. REDLINE

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    I sand 3 of the four sides inside the shins, and the one side I leave alone is the side that the spring mounted tab rubs to click the leg into position in or out. If you leave that one side alone you won't have any looseness problems. Also, that side the mechanism sticks out past the side of the thigh anyway and won't rub.
     
  11. autobotx23

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    I think you did some solid work here, don't abandon ship.

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    A lil Photoshop goes a long way. RL's a freaking seeker master, so his tips are dead on.

    And again, good work. :D 
     
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    cool repaint. you certainly wont be the last to paint your own thundercracker. nice job.
     
  13. rodimuspwnzor

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    Thanks for the Tips and suggestions. I'll be putting them to work this weekend to finish this one off. Thanks again!
     
  14. Methos

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    What kind of paints did you use that they are chipping,or is the chipping only at the joints?
     
  15. rodimuspwnzor

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    The lil bit of chipping there is is either at a joint, or where there is excessive rubbing from the extra paint (per Redline, all figures are designed for 1 coat of factory paint, which makes sense).

    I just used standard paint, in the art section of wal mart.
     
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    I should proly be more specific: The upper legs (where they slide into the lower legs), the back hinge, the forearms (from wing positioning), and the forelegs (from fin positioning).

    I'm pretty sure a little sanding, and some touch ups will go a long way. The only wildcard would be the back hinge .... not sure about that one.
     
  17. Methos

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    Ok well those areas would be expect to chip due to the joint/sliding parts.

    Some here I think use liquid superglue over the rounded part of the joint after painting to protect the paint.
    But I'd test that method on a scrap piece first to get the hang of it.
     
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    man i so dig him great job.
     

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